South Africa upgrades its Establishment Grading System

South Africa's Minister of Tourism has launched a new star grading system for accommodation establishments across South Africa. The new star grading system is an update to the current system which was introduced in 2002. Over the last three years the current system has delivered a world class standard in grading accommodation and provided visitors with a real level of comfort in booking accommodation for their holidays.

The new star grading system which was unveiled by Marthinus van Schalkwyk at the Kind Edward Hotel and Forest Hall Guest House in Port Elizabeth will increase the grading criteria and minimum requirements for establishments. The grading system is managed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and is an official measure of an establishments quality assurance. The changes to the new grading system will ensure that South Africa provides tourists with a promise of quality when booking their holiday accommodation. It will also ensure that South Africa remains a key destination for international visitors. The Minister of Tourism's aim is also to maintain South Africa as world leaders in terms of quality assurance.

Look out for the Star Grading on all venue listings on where2stay-southafrica.
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